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Auction archive: Lot number 374

Arundell, Dennis

Estimate
£15,000 - £20,000
ca. US$23,222 - US$30,963
Price realised:
n. a.
Auction archive: Lot number 374

Arundell, Dennis

Estimate
£15,000 - £20,000
ca. US$23,222 - US$30,963
Price realised:
n. a.
Beschreibung:

Arundell, Dennis THE ARCHIVE OF DENNIS ARUNDELL OBE (1898-1988), ENGLISH OPERA PRODUCER, WRITER AND COMPOSER, an important resource for the study of English theatrical and musical life from 1920s to 1960s, housed in 16 boxes, including extensive correspondence from 1920s onwards with Edward J Dent, A P Herbert, Arnold Bennett, G B Shaw, Beecham, Elgar and other figures in English cultural life, Arundell's working typescripts of some 65 opera libretti, his scholarly notes on Mozart operas and Purcell editions, photographs and further memorabilia i) correspondence: main sequence of c.3500 letters discussing a huge range of subjects relating to the performing arts, including many relating to the dozens of productions in which Arundell was directly involved, and scholarly matters, including a long series of around sixty letters by Edward Dent about Purcell, opera, Arundell's career and music in England, with Arundell's replies, together with letters by Elgar (about music in the Royal Music Library), Sibelius (authorizing him to use the music for The Tempest in a BBC production of the play), Vaughan Williams, Patrick Hadley, Reynaldo Hahn, Gordon Jacob, Thomas Dunhill, Arthur Bliss, Beecham (about The Bohemian Girl), Adrian Boult (about the BBC), Boris Ord, Maggie Teyte, Eva Turner, Anton Dolin, Leon Goossens, John Coates, George Dyson, Jack Westrup (about his Purcell biography and Purcell's parentage), G E P Arkwright, Edwin Evans, Barclay Squire, HC Colles, Fuller Maitland, Cyril Rootham, Hugh Allen, W W Cobbett, Eric Blom, Gratton Flood, and others, and many letters from the BBC (Edward Clark , and music publishers, Boosey & Hawkes (Roth and Leslie Boosey (about Britten)), Chester's, Novello's, O.U.P, and a series of letters from the Finnish Opera company in Helsinki (where Arundell produced Peter Grimes in 1949), including from Jussi Jalas also including letters from writers such as Arnold Bennett, J B Priestley, G. Bernard Shaw (4, about early opera and the music for Saint Joan), A.P. Herbert, George Moore Dodie Smith, Dorothy Sayers (including one letter in 1936 addressed to Arundell as 'Lord Peter [Wimsey]'), Baroness Orczy (praising his "exquisite music" for The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1945) J.M. Keynes, R.A. Butler, Hilaire Belloc, Enid Blyton, Christopher Hassall, actors and theatrical figures such as James Mason David Niven John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Ellen Terry Lilian Bayliss, and Sybil Thorndike; Lord Harewood, Winnington-Ingram, Allardyce Nicoll, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; and film directors, Michael Powell and Humphrey Jennings; loosely arranged by year in manila envelopes, in four archive boxes, 1921-88 [together with:] several hundred additional letters bundled according to subject, such as Arundell's work with Australian opera companies, the Royal Northern College of Music, the BBC, and specific theatrical productions, in one archive box, chiefly 1950s-70s ii) libretti and other works: typescripts of more than 65 opera libretti, play scripts, and film scripts, many in multiple copies with revisions, with copious associated correspondence, in five archive boxes iii) broadcasting: typescript radio broadcasts and related correspondence, in one archive box, chiefly 1950s iv) Mozart: Arundell's research notes on Mozart, also including typescripts and drafts of published articles, in one archive box v) photographs and memorabilia: over 100 photographs of productions in Cambridge, Sadler's Wells, Finland, and elsewhere, a small number of signed photos of Ellen Terry Eva Turner, and others, six cassette tapes of 1930s radio productions (including 'Gaslight') and lectures, in one archive box vi) theatrical ephemera and printed books: several hundred programmes and related material, mostly in scrapbooks, and also printed books and music including inscribed volumes by Dorothy Sayers, Patrick Hamilton, and Zoltan Kodály, in three archive boxes, c.1910-60s Box listing available on request

Auction archive: Lot number 374
Auction:
Datum:
5 Jun 2013 - 6 Jun 2013
Auction house:
Sotheby's
London
Beschreibung:

Arundell, Dennis THE ARCHIVE OF DENNIS ARUNDELL OBE (1898-1988), ENGLISH OPERA PRODUCER, WRITER AND COMPOSER, an important resource for the study of English theatrical and musical life from 1920s to 1960s, housed in 16 boxes, including extensive correspondence from 1920s onwards with Edward J Dent, A P Herbert, Arnold Bennett, G B Shaw, Beecham, Elgar and other figures in English cultural life, Arundell's working typescripts of some 65 opera libretti, his scholarly notes on Mozart operas and Purcell editions, photographs and further memorabilia i) correspondence: main sequence of c.3500 letters discussing a huge range of subjects relating to the performing arts, including many relating to the dozens of productions in which Arundell was directly involved, and scholarly matters, including a long series of around sixty letters by Edward Dent about Purcell, opera, Arundell's career and music in England, with Arundell's replies, together with letters by Elgar (about music in the Royal Music Library), Sibelius (authorizing him to use the music for The Tempest in a BBC production of the play), Vaughan Williams, Patrick Hadley, Reynaldo Hahn, Gordon Jacob, Thomas Dunhill, Arthur Bliss, Beecham (about The Bohemian Girl), Adrian Boult (about the BBC), Boris Ord, Maggie Teyte, Eva Turner, Anton Dolin, Leon Goossens, John Coates, George Dyson, Jack Westrup (about his Purcell biography and Purcell's parentage), G E P Arkwright, Edwin Evans, Barclay Squire, HC Colles, Fuller Maitland, Cyril Rootham, Hugh Allen, W W Cobbett, Eric Blom, Gratton Flood, and others, and many letters from the BBC (Edward Clark , and music publishers, Boosey & Hawkes (Roth and Leslie Boosey (about Britten)), Chester's, Novello's, O.U.P, and a series of letters from the Finnish Opera company in Helsinki (where Arundell produced Peter Grimes in 1949), including from Jussi Jalas also including letters from writers such as Arnold Bennett, J B Priestley, G. Bernard Shaw (4, about early opera and the music for Saint Joan), A.P. Herbert, George Moore Dodie Smith, Dorothy Sayers (including one letter in 1936 addressed to Arundell as 'Lord Peter [Wimsey]'), Baroness Orczy (praising his "exquisite music" for The Scarlet Pimpernel in 1945) J.M. Keynes, R.A. Butler, Hilaire Belloc, Enid Blyton, Christopher Hassall, actors and theatrical figures such as James Mason David Niven John Gielgud, Michael Redgrave, Ellen Terry Lilian Bayliss, and Sybil Thorndike; Lord Harewood, Winnington-Ingram, Allardyce Nicoll, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch; and film directors, Michael Powell and Humphrey Jennings; loosely arranged by year in manila envelopes, in four archive boxes, 1921-88 [together with:] several hundred additional letters bundled according to subject, such as Arundell's work with Australian opera companies, the Royal Northern College of Music, the BBC, and specific theatrical productions, in one archive box, chiefly 1950s-70s ii) libretti and other works: typescripts of more than 65 opera libretti, play scripts, and film scripts, many in multiple copies with revisions, with copious associated correspondence, in five archive boxes iii) broadcasting: typescript radio broadcasts and related correspondence, in one archive box, chiefly 1950s iv) Mozart: Arundell's research notes on Mozart, also including typescripts and drafts of published articles, in one archive box v) photographs and memorabilia: over 100 photographs of productions in Cambridge, Sadler's Wells, Finland, and elsewhere, a small number of signed photos of Ellen Terry Eva Turner, and others, six cassette tapes of 1930s radio productions (including 'Gaslight') and lectures, in one archive box vi) theatrical ephemera and printed books: several hundred programmes and related material, mostly in scrapbooks, and also printed books and music including inscribed volumes by Dorothy Sayers, Patrick Hamilton, and Zoltan Kodály, in three archive boxes, c.1910-60s Box listing available on request

Auction archive: Lot number 374
Auction:
Datum:
5 Jun 2013 - 6 Jun 2013
Auction house:
Sotheby's
London
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